Saudi Aramco to develop 400 million cubic feet per day Iraqi gas field, Iraq oil minister says

A Saudi Aramco sign is pictured at an oil facility in Abqaiq
A Saudi Aramco sign is pictured at an oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

DUBAI, May 25 (Reuters) - Saudi oil giant Aramco will develop a gas field in Iraq that could produce more than 400 million cubic feet of gas per day, Iraqi Oil Minister Hayan Abdel-Ghani said on Thursday.

Aramco (2222.SE) will invest and develop Akkas gas field in the western Iraqi Anbar province, the Iraqi oil ministry said in a statement citing Abdel-Ghani.

The statement added that there was also an initial agreement with Saudi Arabia to invest in the Nebras project, "one of the most promising strategic projects in the petrochemical industries in Iraq and the region".

Abdel-Ghani made the announcement on the sidelines of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council currently held in the kingdom.

(This story has been corrected to change '400 million cubic meters' to '400 million cubic feet' in the headline and paragraph 1)

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah and Enas Alashray; Editing by Jan Harvey, Kirsten Donovan

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